James L. Vander Hooven, Ed.D. (chair)
President, Tohono O’odham Community College

Sherry Allison, Ph.D. (Diné)
President, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Carrie L. Billy, J.D. (Diné)
President and CEO, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Venida S. Chenault, Ph.D. (Potawatomi)
President, Haskell Indian Nations University

Elmer Guy, Ph.D. (Diné)
President, Navajo Technical University

Cynthia Lindquist, Ph.D. (Spirit Lake Dakota)
President, Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Richard Littlebear, Ed.D. (Northern Cheyenne)
President, Chief Dull Knife College

Marlin Spoonhunter (Northern Arapaho)
President, Wind River Tribal College

Laurel Vermillion, Ph.D. (Standing Rock Sioux)
President, Sitting Bull College

Life of a College Mom


Impasse Class

Small class sizes and a community atmosphere are assets for tribal colleges. However, the ability of small colleges, tribal or not, to retain students of all shapes and sizes from colorful backgrounds can also be a liability. Read more →